With a very busy weekend behind me, I was lucky enough to get out for two nights (there were a few hick-ups on the way). I finally arrived just before 1930 and as the Syndicate grapevine was working well, I knew I would be lucky to get a swim – let alone a good one, my fingers were crossed. There was an area of the lake which just doesn’t get fished, as luck would have it, there wasn’t a soul down this end, I had the bay area to myself (result).
I got the Deeper out and set about checking the area for likely spots and found a nice 4ft+ trough just off the tree line.
That will do nicely. I spombed out a mixture of Spotted Fin Particle blend and Catalyst boilies. These went along the tree line and fished both rods along there. I would probably move one into the right-hand corner tomorrow during the day. It would be pointless at night as I would no doubt lose the fish!
My rods were set up over the reeds and the bivvy just behind them.
The first night passed with no action and with not many signs of carp, other than under the treeline. Clearly, they had taken refuge under here, as there had been a lot of pressure on the lake. I was hoping that if I kept myself hidden away and with not much activity, they would drift back out again. It was going to be an early pack up, as I need to be away with the family for a few days as it’s half term this week.
The afternoon past with one event – a dropped fish on the left-hand rod around 3pm. This felt better than the average wild 10 lbser which I have been landing, shame that.
I rebaited the area just after 7pm and settled down for the night, in the hope that as the wind had changed direction it was pushing into the bay, I would get some carp tonight.
At around 1am, the right had rod was off and my luck was certainly not in, as at that moment the fish managed to shed the hook, oh well. Recast done and back in the sack to contemplate my results or not in this case.
It was a cloudy morning at first light when I got up to pack up. Time to head home for a family holiday on the beach.
Until next time
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